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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter OPart 153


TITLE 46—Shipping

CHAPTER I—COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED)

SUBCHAPTER O—CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES

PART 153—SHIPS CARRYING BULK LIQUID, LIQUEFIED GAS, OR COMPRESSED GAS HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§153.0
Availability of materials.
§153.1
Applicability.
§153.2
Definitions and acronyms.
§153.3
Right of appeal.
§153.4
Incorporation by reference.
§153.7
Ships built before December 27, 1977 and non-self-propelled ships built before July 1, 1983: Application.
§153.8
Procedures for requesting an endorsed Certificate of Inspection.
§153.9
Foreign flag vessel endorsement application.
§153.10
Procedures for requesting alternatives and waivers; termination of waivers.
§153.12
IMO Certificates for United States Ships.
§153.15
Conditions under which the Coast Guard issues a Certificate of Inspection or Certificate of Compliance.
§153.16
Requirements for foreign flag vessel permits.
§153.30
Special area endorsement.
§153.40
Determination of materials that are hazardous.
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Subpart B—DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT

General Vessel Requirements

§153.190
Stability requirements.
§153.201
Openings to accommodation, service or control spaces.
§153.208
Ballast equipment.
§153.209
Bilge pumping systems.
§153.214
Personnel emergency and safety equipment.
§153.215
Safety equipment lockers.
§153.216
Shower and eyewash fountains.
§153.217
Access to enclosed spaces and dedicated ballast tanks.
§153.219
Access to double bottom tanks serving as dedicated ballast tanks.

Cargo Containment Systems

§153.230
Type I system.
§153.231
Type II system.
§153.232
Type III system.
§153.233
Separation of tanks from machinery, service and other spaces.
§153.234
Fore and aft location.
§153.235
Exceptions to cargo piping location restrictions.
§153.236
Prohibited materials.
§153.238
Required materials.
§153.239
Use of cast iron.
§153.240
Insulation.

Cargo Tanks

§153.250
Double-bottom and deep tanks as cargo tanks.
§153.251
Independent cargo tanks.
§153.252
Special requirement for an independent cargo tank.
§153.254
Cargo tank access.
§153.256
Trunks, domes, and openings of cargo tanks.
§153.266
Tank linings.

Piping Systems and Cargo Handling Equipment

§153.280
Piping system design.
§153.281
Piping to independent tanks.
§153.282
Cargo filling lines.
§153.283
Valving for cargo piping.
§153.284
Characteristics of required quick closing valves.
§153.285
Valving for cargo pump manifolds.
§153.292
Separation of piping systems.
§153.294
Marking of piping systems.
§153.296
Emergency shutdown stations.
§153.297
Emergency actuators at the point of cargo control.

Cargo Handling Space Ventilation

§153.310
Ventilation system type.
§153.312
Ventilation system standards.
§153.314
Ventilation of spaces not usually occupied.
§153.316
Special cargo pumproom ventilation rate.

Cargo Pumprooms

§153.330
Access.
§153.332
Hoisting arrangement.
§153.333
Cargo pump discharge pressure gauge.
§153.334
Bilge pumping systems.
§153.336
Special cargo pump or pumproom requirements.

Cargo Venting Systems

§153.350
Location of B/3 vent discharges.
§153.351
Location of 4m vent discharges.
§153.352
B/3 and 4 m venting system outlets.
§153.353
High velocity vents.
§153.354
Venting system inlet.
§153.355
PV venting systems.
§153.358
Venting system flow capacity.
§153.360
Venting system restriction.
§153.361
Arrangements for removal of valves from venting systems having multiple relief valves.
§153.362
Venting system drain.
§153.364
Venting system supports.
§153.365
Liquid overpressurization protection.
§153.368
Pressure-vacuum valves.
§153.370
Minimum relief valve setting for ambient temperature cargo tanks.
§153.371
Minimum relief valve setting for refrigerated cargo tanks.
§153.372
Gauges and vapor return for cargo vapor pressures exceeding 100 kPa (approx. 14.7 psia).

Cargo Gauging Systems

§153.400
General requirements for gauges.
§153.404
Standards for containment systems having required closed gauges.
§153.406
Standards for containment systems having required restricted gauges.
§153.407
Special requirements for sounding tube gauges.
§153.408
Tank overflow control.
§153.409
High level alarms.

Cargo Temperature Control Systems

§153.430
Heat transfer systems; general.
§153.432
Cooling systems.
§153.434
Heat transfer coils within a tank.
§153.436
Heat transfer fluids: compatibility with cargo.
§153.438
Cargo pressure or temperature alarms required.
§153.440
Cargo temperature sensors.

Special Requirements for Flammable or Combustible Cargoes

§153.460
Fire protection systems.
§153.461
Electrical bonding of independent tanks.
§153.462
Static discharges from inert gas systems.
§153.463
Vent system discharges.
§153.465
Flammable vapor detector.
§153.466
Electrical equipment.

Design and Equipment for Pollution Control

§153.470
System for discharge of NLS residue to the sea: Categories A, B, C, and D.
§153.480
Stripping quantity for Category B and C NLS tanks on ships built after June 30, 1986: Categories B and C.
§153.481
Stripping quantities and interim standards for Category B NLS tanks on ships built before July 1, 1986: Category B.
§153.482
Stripping quantities and interim standards for Category C NLS tanks on ships built before July 1, 1986: Category C.
§153.483
Restricted voyage waiver for Category B and C NLS tanks on ships built before July 1, 1986: Category B and C.
§153.484
Prewash equipment.
§153.486
Design and equipment for removing NLS residue by ventilation: Categories A, B, C, and D.
§153.488
Design and equipment for tanks carrying high melting point NLSs: Category B.
§153.490
Cargo Record Book and Approved Procedures and Arrangements Manual: Categories A, B, C, and D.
§153.491
Waiver of certain equipment for dedicated cargo tanks.

Special Requirements

§153.500
Inert gas systems.
§153.501
Requirement for dry inert gas.
§153.515
Special requirements for extremely flammable cargoes.
§153.520
Special requirements for carbon disulfide.
§153.525
Special requirements for unusually toxic cargoes.
§153.526
Toxic vapor detectors.
§153.527
Toxic vapor protection.
§153.530
Special requirements for alkylene oxides.
§153.545
Special requirements for liquid sulfur.
§153.554
Special requirements for acids.
§153.555
Special requirements for inorganic acids.
§153.556
Special requirements for sulfuric acid and oleum.
§153.557
Special requirements for hydrochloric acid.
§153.558
Special requirements for phosphoric acid.
§153.559
Special requirements for nitric acid (less than 70 percent).
§153.560
Special requirements for Alkyl (C7-C9) nitrates.
§153.565
Special requirement for temperature sensors.
§153.602
Special requirements for cargoes reactive with water.

Testing and Inspection

§153.806
Loading information.
§153.808
Examination required for a Certificate of Compliance.
§153.809
Procedures for having the Coast Guard examine a vessel for a Certificate of Compliance.
§153.812
Inspection for Certificate of Inspection.
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Subpart C—OPERATIONS

Documents and Cargo Information

§153.900
Certificates and authorization to carry a bulk liquid hazardous material.
§153.901
Documents: Posting, availability, and alteration.
§153.902
Expiration and invalidation of the Certificate of Compliance.
§153.903
Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and C.
§153.904
Limitations in the endorsement.
§153.905
Regulations required to be on board.
§153.907
Cargo information.
§153.908
Cargo viscosity and melting point information; measuring cargo temperature during discharge: Categories A, B, and C.
§153.909
Completing the Cargo Record Book and record retention: Categories A, B, C, and D.
§153.910
Cargo piping plan.
§153.912
Certificate of inhibition or stabilization.

General Cargo Operational Requirements

§153.920
Cargo quantity limitations.
§153.921
Explosives.
§153.923
Inerting systems.

General Vessel Safety

§153.930
Cargo antidotes.
§153.931
Obstruction of pumproom ladderways.
§153.932
Goggles and protective clothing.
§153.933
Chemical protective clothing.
§153.934
Entry into spaces containing cargo vapor.
§153.935
Opening of tanks and cargo sampling.
§153.935a
Storage of cargo samples.
§153.936
Illness, alcohol, drugs.

Marking of Cargo Transfer Hose

§153.940
Standards for marking of cargo hose.

Cargo Transfer Procedures

§153.953
Signals during cargo transfer.
§153.955
Warning signs during cargo transfer.
§153.957
Persons in charge of transferring liquid cargo in bulk or cleaning cargo tanks.
§153.959
Approval to begin transfer operations required.
§153.964
Discharge by gas pressurization.
§153.966
Discharge by liquid displacement.
§153.968
Cargo transfer conference.
§153.970
Cargo transfer piping.
§153.972
Connecting a cargo hose.
§153.975
Preparation for cargo transfer.
§153.976
Transfer of packaged cargo or ship's stores.
§153.977
Supervision of cargo transfer.
§153.979
Gauging with a sounding tube.
§153.980
Isolation of automatic closing valves.
§153.981
Leaving room in tank for cargo expansion.
§153.983
Termination procedures.

Special Cargo Procedures

§153.1000
Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water.
§153.1002
Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.
§153.1003
Prohibited carriage in deck tanks.
§153.1004
Inhibited and stabilized cargoes.
§153.1010
Alkylene oxides.
§153.1011
Changing containment systems and hoses to and from alkylene oxide service.
§153.1020
Unusually toxic cargoes.
§153.1025
Motor fuel antiknock compounds.
§153.1035
Acetone cyanohydrin or lactonitrile solutions.
§153.1040
Carbon disulfide.
§153.1045
Inorganic acids.
§153.1046
Sulfuric acid.
§153.1052
Carriage of other cargoes in acid tanks.
§153.1060
Benzene.
§153.1065
Sodium chlorate solutions.

Approval of Surveyors and Handling of Categories A, B, C, and D Cargo and NLS Residue

§153.1100
Responsibility of the person in charge.
§153.1101
Procedures for getting a Surveyor: Approval of Surveyors.
§153.1102
Handling and disposal of NLS residue: Categories A, B, C, and D.
§153.1104
Draining of cargo hose: Categories A, B, C, and D.
§153.1106
Cleaning agents.
§153.1108
Heated prewash for solidifying NLS, high viscosity NLS and required prewashes of NLS whose viscosity exceeds 25 mPa sec at 20 °C: Categories A, B, and C.
§153.1112
Prewash for tanks containing Category A NLS residue.
§153.1114
Conditions under which a prewash may be omitted: Categories A, B, and C.
§153.1116
Prewash for tanks unloaded without following the approved Procedures and Arrangements Manual: Categories B and C.
§153.1118
Prewash of Categories B and C cargo tanks not meeting stripping standards: Categories B and C.
§153.1119
When to prewash and discharge NLS residues from a prewash; unloading an NLS cargo in a country whose Administration is not signatory to MARPOL 73/78: Categories A, B, and C.
§153.1120
Procedures for tank prewash: Categories A, B, and C.
§153.1122
Discharges of NLS residue from tank washing other than a prewash: Categories A, B, and C.
§153.1124
Discharges of Category D NLS residue.
§153.1126
Discharge of NLS residue from a slop tank to the sea: Categories A, B, C, and D.
§153.1128
Discharge of NLS residue from a cargo tank to the sea: Categories A. B, C, and D.
§153.1130
Failure of slops discharge recording equipment; operating with, reporting failures, and replacing pollution equipment: Category A, B, C, D.
§153.1132
Reporting spills and non-complying discharges: Category A, B, C, and D.

Maintenance

§153.1500
Venting system rupture disks.
§153.1502
Fixed ballast relocation.
§153.1504
Inspection of personnel emergency and safety equipment.
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Subpart D—TEST AND CALCULATION PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING STRIPPING QUANTITY, CLINGAGE NLS RESIDUE, AND TOTAL NLS RESIDUE

§153.1600
Equipment required for conducting the stripping quantity test.
§153.1602
Test procedure for determining the strippinq quantity.
§153.1604
Determining the stripping quantity from the test results.
§153.1608
Calculation of total NLS residue and clingage NLS residue.
Appendix
Table 1 to Part 153—Summary of Minimum Requirements
Appendix
Table 2 to Part 153—Cargoes Not Regulated Under Subchapters D or O of This Chapter When Carried in Bulk on Non-oceangoing Barges
Appendix
Appendix I to Part 153 [Reserved]
Appendix
Appendix II to Part 153—Metric Units Used in Part 153


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